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A New Approach to Make Glass More Competitive Versus Plastic for Food and Beverage Containers and other Applications

09 Nov 2022
Consumer Goods & Retail Packaging 2022
Exposing a rather high specific energy demand in the production process chain, the glass industry is under increasingly high pressure to decarbonize. This is particularly true as energy prices soar, and in addition, the cost of CO2 certificates is on the rise. In addition, the planet is polluted with incredible amounts of plastic waste, with detrimental effects on our ecosystem, and ultimately the basis of existence. While plastic seems to have second-to-none merits when it comes to breakage behavior and weight of food and beverage containers, a new solution might be on the horizon, a technically more competitive solution to packaging needs by improved glass container solutions.
Thomas C. Sauer, President & CEO - Exxergy